What does the future hold for the polar regions? Q&A with explorer Felicity Aston

What does the future hold for the polar regions? Q&A with explorer Felicity Aston

The explorer and former climate scientist reflects on the fragile, frozen environments at the ends of the earth and the challenges they continue to face.
Antarctica: Polar swimming

Antarctica: Polar swimming

Black ash dusts enormous glaciers rising from the shingled beach. It’s -4C, the peak of Antarctic summer, and light snow is falling from the sky
National Geographic Traveller (UK) competition: Win an unforgettable trip to Antarctica
Travel

National Geographic Traveller (UK) competition: Win an unforgettable trip to Antarctica

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Intrepid Travel to offer an incredible adventure to the wilderness of Antarctica
The Hunt for Answers Beneath Antarctica’s Ice
Environment

The Hunt for Answers Beneath Antarctica’s Ice

How drilling 2km holes to access the world beneath Antarctica's ice could help us answer some of science's biggest questions. 
Travel and Adventure

Growing Up in Antarctica—But Now It's Time to leave

Dion Poncet came of age in a place almost no one calls home. He was born on a sailboat in Leith Harbour, an abandoned whaling station on South Georgia island. His father, a French adventurer, had met his mother, an Australian zoologist, on a jetty in Tasmania while sailing his boat around the world. The couple started a family in the South Atlantic. For years they traversed the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, surveying wildlife in uncharted bays—seals, flowering plants, seabirds—with three boys in tow. Dion was the first. Read the full article “The Big Meltdown” featured in National Geographic magazine’s November issue.
Travel and Adventure

See Antarctica Like Never Before

Here at the bottom of the world, a place all but free of human settlement, humanity is scrambling one of the ocean’s richest wildernesses. Fossil-fuel burning thousands of miles away is heating up the western peninsula faster than almost anywhere else. (Only the Arctic compares.) Hear National Geographic photographer Cristina Mittermeier share her love and fears for this beautiful place. Read the full article “The Big Meltdown” featured in National Geographic magazine’s November issue.